• Fall In Love with Winter News Release: 1/23/2018

    January 23, 2018


    (1/22/18)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    Contact:
    Hannah Howard
    Community Coordinator
    hannah.howard@tnc.org
    Cell: 563-299-6509
     
    Muscatine, Iowa - Kick your cabin fever to the curb and join The Nature Conservancy for a winter hike on Saturday, February 10th! Winter is a great time to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Bundle up and bring your valentine or your whole family for a wintery walk at The Nature Conservancy’s Maytag Nature Preserve. The hike will begin at 11 am and will end around 12:30 pm with hot chocolate to warm up.
     
    “Most people think of winter as a time to stay inside, when really it is one of my favorite times to get out and enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of birds to be heard, wildlife tracks to be seen and beautiful scenery to enjoy during the winter months. We hope people will dress in plenty of warm layers and join us!” says Hannah Howard, The Nature Conservancy’s Community Coordinator. All ages are welcome, although this event may not be the best for small children as the hike may take place in frigid temperatures and will cover approximately 1.5 miles.
    This event is free and open to all but please RSVP by Thursday, February 8th by emailing Hannah at hannah.howard@tnc.org. In the event of a cancellation due to extreme weather, the hike will be rescheduled and this information will be emailed out to participants. For more information contact Hannah at 319-726-3041 or via email at Hannah.howard@tnc.org. We hope to see you there!
     
    Directions to Maytag Nature Preserve: From U.S. 61, turn west on Hershey Ave. following as it becomes G28. Go 13 miles, and turn left onto Blue Heron Road (gravel), follow to a “T” in the road and turn left onto 245th St. Drive one mile and the preserve will be on the left side of the road.
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    The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. The Nature Conservancy in Iowa was established in 1963 and currently has more than 7,300 members working throughout the state. To learn more visit www.nature.org/iowa.
    Contact:
    Hannah Howard, Community Coordinator
    (319) 726-3041

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